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Joanna Myszka

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Matters on which Joanna has acted include representing:

  • Advised Valsoft Corporation on the US$100-million minority investment by Viking Global Investors

  • Jam City Inc. in connection with its acquisition of Ludia Inc. from FremantleMedia Group Ltd.

  • Forbius in connection with its sale to Bristol Myers Squibb

  • GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals S.A. on its advanced purchase agreement with the Government of Canada for the supply of adjuvanted COVID-19 vaccines in collaboration with Sanofi

  • GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals S.A. on its collaboration agreement with Medicago Inc. to develop, manufacture and distribute a COVID-19 candidate vaccine

  • A U.S. private equity fund in connection with its acquisition of BioVectra Inc., a contract drug development and manufacturing organization

  • A U.S. private equity fund in connection with its acquisition of Rideau Recognition Solutions

  • H.I.G. Capital Inc. in connection with its acquisition of the Recochem business from Swander Pace Capital

  • A U.S. private equity fund in connection with the acquisition of Spinrite LP

  • ICM Partners in connection with its acquisition, along with Evenko and Bell Media, of the Just For Laughs Group

  • Groupe LAUAK in connection with the purchase of the aerospace tube manufacturing division of Bombardier Inc.

  • A privately-held Canadian company operating in the vacuum sector in its acquisition of a division of a Swedish-based Stockholm Stock Exchange and NASDAQ-listed company

  • Audax Capital in connection with its acquisition of Altasciences Company, a Quebec-based clinical research organization

  • A global independent safety science company in connection with its purchase of a Quebec-based provider of building envelope testing services

  • Magneti Marelli S.p.A. in relation to its investment in, and commercial arrangement with, LeddarTech Inc.

  • A NYSE-listed consumer products company in its investment in a technology company

  • A global defence company in relation to the sale of its commercial flight training unit to CAE Inc.

  • A global leading consumer goods company in connection with its acquisition of a Quebec-based distributor of food service products

  • A Canadian-based leading publisher of assessments in connection with its purchase of a complimentary business

  • Novacap Industries on its acquisition of Laces Group

  • Gemcom Software International Inc. in connection with its purchase by Dassault Systèmes S.A.

  • Informatica Corporation in its acquisition of Sand Technology Corporation's Nearline software division

  • A NYSE-listed consumer products company in its acquisitions of a variety of complimentary Canadian-based businesses

  • A NYSE-listed consumer products company in its acquisition of all of the assets of a TSX-listed income trust

  • A large privately held group of technology companies on the disposition of substantially all of their Canadian and foreign assets

Awards & Recognition

Joanna has been recognized in the following publications:

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2023 (Technology)

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2022 (Life Sciences & Health)
Professional Activities

Joanna is a member of the board of directors of ACG Québec. She is also a member of the Quebec Bar Association and the Lord Reading Law Society.

Publications
  • Co-author: Private plans of arrangement - exploring the intersection of private and public M&A strategies
    Lexpert Magazine, April 22, 2021.
Professional Appearances
Media Activities
  • Interviewed: Melding of M&A and IP legal skills a perfect blend for Blakes lawyer Joanna Myszka
    Interviewed by Zena Olijnyk, Canadian Lawyer, August 5, 2022.
Education
Admitted to the Quebec Bar – 2010
BCL/LLB, McGill University – 2009
BA, McGill University – 2005
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